Preseeding refers to the practice used to automate the installation of Debian GNU/Linux and many of its derivative distributions in a non-interactive manner. This is done by providing answers to the installer questions in a format file known as a preseed file.

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Where can I find an index of preseed options?

I'm interested in a list of all Debian and Ubuntu preseed options, more specifically preseed options for Debian. I have seen the preseed example text for Jessie, but I have no way to list all ...
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d-i netinst hangs after detecting network hardware due to driver issues

I'm trying to install Debian 8.0.0 from a USB using a preseed. I created the USB using UNetbootin and manually placed the preseed file into the uppermost level of the USB drive. Then in the UNetbootin ...
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What is the difference between keyboard-configuration/layout and keyboard-configuration/layoutcode?

I am trying to automate the installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Server. While trying to set the keyboard layout to German, I noticed two different configuration options: keyboard-configuration/layout and ...
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Failed to create/mount swap during automated installation of Debian Jessie using preseed file

I try to create Debian Jessie installer which will be fully automated. I use for this purpose customised pressed file. For testing I use VirtualBox. Everything is all right, except one error at the ...
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Prevent Language selection at ubuntu installation

I would like to make a completely unattended installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04 from an USB drive where I extracted the ubuntu-14.04.2-server.iso In /syslinux/txt.cfg of the USB drive, I added the ...
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Simple-cdd keyring addition

I'm looking to add a personal key for an apt repo to a netinstall disc which would require end users to not have to install it. I'm using simple-cdd to generate the build, so wrapping it into a .deb ...
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Ubuntu preseed file over HTTP not working (using a nonstandard port)

I've set up an Ubuntu preseed file, and want to test it using a 14.04 x86 mini iso on one of my computers. I use Python's built in HTTP server: cd ~/path/to/preseed/files python -m SimpleHTTPServer ...
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Preseed setting wrong partition size

I'm trying to do an install of Debian with the preseed tool. Everything's working great so far, except for the partitions of my disk. Basically what I want is: / of 30GB - ext4 /var/lib about 2TB - ...
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Unattended Linux Mint Install

I am trying to create a Linux Mint 17.1 development box (in a virtual machine) but I'd like to automate the process. The instructions on how to perform an unattended installation are pretty out of ...
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partman configuration in Preseed.cfg to ignore multiple drive warning

I'm trying to automate a debian installation with the magnificent preseed.cfg file, it works great ! I just can't find the parameter that could ignore the "multiple disks found" warning. this is what ...
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Booting Debian ISO

Ive mastered enough of the preseeding feature of Debian OS to boot a installation CD without the need to enter anything. But I'd like to know now if it is possible to go further and just enter the CD ...
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Using pre-seeding and boot params for completely un-attended Debian install

I'm trying to use simple-cdd to create an complete unattended install of debian. I have created a preseed file that gets used - but the installer is still asking me three questions What is my region ...
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Select drive partition table in preseed file automated Debian install

I am using a preseed file for my Debian installs. I am using 1TB drives, and I would like to use MS-DOS partition tables. It is defaulting to GPT. Is there a way to choose which type of table to ...
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unable to create key file. ubuntu installation error

I am trying to generate a preseed file for automating the Ubuntu installation process. I want full disk encryption with the help of preseed having the pass-phrase included in the preseed. I wrote ...
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Ubuntu Trusty Preseed Error

I have a preseed file that installs Trusty but the install is giving me this error: Jul 22 17:52:42 in-target: Setting up sysv-rc (2.88dsf-41+deb7u1) ... Jul 22 17:52:42 in-target: info: Reordering ...
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Make custom iso debian file

I tried to create a custom distribution based on debian, after reading debian document, I found preseed file that can generate debian with preconfigured parameters. But this is not enough for me, ...
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Tool to create recipe to preseed partitioning

I want to preseed an Ubuntu 12.04 installer using a custom partitioning recipe. My disk layout is reasonably complex, and so is the recipe syntax itself. Hand-crafting such a recipe seems tedious and ...
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Installing OpenMediaVault without keyboard and monitor

So I got the parts to my server delivered and assembled it. Now I have the problem that I don't have access to a monitor or keyboard and would like to install OMV to my server. I plan on running the ...
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Disabling mirror option in preseed.cfg

I am installing Debain Weezy (netinstall) in VirtualBOX using preseed.cfg. I'm trying to create a preseed.cfg that would skip/not set Debian mirror in the Configure the package manager step. I am not ...
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Preseed.cfg ignoring host setting

I am installing Debian Wheezy (netinstall) in VirtualBox using preseed.cfg. I tried both d-i netcfg/get_hostname string somehost and d-i netcfg/get_hostname string somehost, but in both cases the ...
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Preseeding Debian Install From Local Mirror: No Disks Detected

As a follow up to this question, I am trying to fully automate the Debian (squeeze) installation procedure. I have so far managed to mount an ISO image of the main Debian DVD and serve it over FTP to ...
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Debian PXE Preseeding: Can I clone my existing Debian system instead of using the Internet?

I'm currently working on PXE booting 10 or so machines to install Debian on them over the network from a centralized DHCP + TFTP server. I'm using the TFTP server to serve the Debian netboot image to ...
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Preseeding Ubuntu installation so it uses all the disk

I need to preseed a dual boot installation of Ubuntu 10.04. I want partman to use all already existing Linux partitions and all free space (like the option when installing Fedora) what would that ...